There is a lot of stuff being written about the Covid-19 pandemic and hard data threatens to get lost in the noise. Here is a dashboard that shows clearly the rates of positive tests, deaths, and recoveries using data provided by the CDC and the WHO for each country and for regions within some countries. Interestingly, this dashboard was created by Avi Schiffmann, a high school student in the state of Washington, who is clearly using his time at home to sharpen his computer skills.
There are other dashboards as well such as this one from the WHO.
I heard a warning by a reporter on On the Media who said that there are a lot of unreliable data analyses and projections being put out on the internet by people who seem to have some credentials because they know how to analyze data (economists, doctors, Silicon Valley techies, and the like) but are not really qualified in this area because they do not know the nuances. The reporter said that these ‘coronavirus influencers’ are people who crunch data for a living but are now bored at home and are turning their skills to looking at this pandemic, but in the process their well-meaning attempts to be helpful are resulting in giving out misleading information.